Press Releases - 2012

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Ecumenical Patriarchate Issues Communiqué on Respect of Religious Differences and Cessation of Violence

Monday, October 01, 2012

CONSTANTINOPLE --The Ecumenical Patriarchate expresses profound sorrow as the world has rushed into a confusing and volatile time of religious protests turning violent, and a grievous lack of consideration for religious differences. When we act disrespectfully and violently in the name of our religious prejudices or our religious beliefs we are undermining our own lives and faith, while creating an atmosphere of anger, hatred, and distrust which unravels the very thread that has woven humanity together since our creation Read more...

Diocesan Priest Wives Celebrate Patronal Feast Day

Sunday, September 30, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Many years ago, His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, in recognition of the pivotal role our Diocesan priest wives (Panis) play in the life of the Church, placed them under the spiritual protection of St. Sophia and her daughters Faith, Hope and Love. . Today, on the feast of St. Sophia, we pay tribute to our faithful Panis who labor along side of their husbands in serving the faithful of our diocesan parishes. Read more...

Attention All Orthodox Christian College Students!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Brookline, MA – Sept 17, 2012. Registration for Orthodox Christian Fellowship's 2012 College Conference opens Today,Monday, September 17th on www.ocf.net! Don't miss out on registering for this year's Conferences, held at St. Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, California on December 27th-30th and Antiochian Village in Bolivar, Pennsylvania on December 28th-31st. Each four-day conference will center on OCF's theme for the 2012-2013 school year, taken from Hermas, One of the Seventy - "Remember, never to fear the power of evil more than your trust in the power and love of God." Read more...

Eternal Memory: Pani Magdaline Salley

Thursday, September 13, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery is saddened to report that Pani Magdaline Salley, the wife of the late Very Rev.Fr. Robert Salley Fell_Asleep-In-The-Lord, suddenly, yesterday, September 12, 2012. Born Oct. 19, 1943, in Johnstown, daughter of Nicholas and Helen (Pazin) Laichak. Pani Magdaline was a truly loving and caring personand a great listener, who always placed the needs of others before herself. This was evident with how her four children were raised and also how she helped St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Clymer, of which her husband, the Very Rev. Robert Salley, was pastor for more than 38 years. She had a true devotion to her faith and trust in God and always believed that things will work out for the best. Faith and family were the true cornerstones of her life. Read more...

Church Without Walls Campaign Launched

Monday, September 10, 2012

Johnstown, PA - The Distinguished Diocesan Donor’s Program aims to advance our momentum in the 21st century. This vital ministry has just kicked off its Church Without Walls campaign. Just as the Virgin Mary holds out her arms, in the apse of our Orthodox Church, welcoming us into her warm embrace, presenting Christ to us, demonstrating she is “more spacious than the Heavens,” our Information Technology ministry reaches out to the Church beyond the limitations of our own created space. Read more...

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